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Bill Gates beats back bugs
The Toronto Star
by Tyler Hamilton
November 29, 2003
Viruses threaten Microsoft's brand and its bottom line Security-software firms are caught in the crossfire
When the Blaster and SoBig viruses hit the Internet in August, they infected millions of Microsoft-based home and business computers, bogged down corporate networks and caused billions of dollars in direct and indirect damages.
Nachi Worm turned Cash Machines into scanning engines
November 26, 2003
The Nachi worm compromised cash machines at two financial institutions last August, according to Diebold, which manufactured the Windows-based automatic teller machines. The event is being called the first confirmed case of malicious code penetrating cash
The Nachi worm exploited a RPC DCOM hole, for which Microsoft issued a patch a month prior to the worm's release, which Diebold neglected to install on the infected machines.
Year of the Worm
by Robert Lemos
March 15, 2001
Software worms have become the weapons of choice for vandals to spread their latest creations, surpassing all malicious-code predecessors in popularity.
Four hours. That's how long it took for a glamorous tennis player to become the talk of the Net, for countless companies to shut down their e-mail gateways, and for a new virus to spread across the Atlantic.
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